City of St. Petersburg - Public Library sent 4-2-04 photocopy of obituary from St. Petersburg Times newspaper dated June 18, 1972,page 11 b.
PHOTO:captionDR. FRANCIS H. LANGLEY .... active in civic affairs.
DR. FRANCIS H. LANGLEY, A RETIRED SURGEON, 72 Dr. Francis H. Langley, 72, retired surgeon and long time resident of St. Petersburg died Saturday evening at his residence, 190 19th Avenue North. A native of Cumberland, Ohio, Dr. Langley came to St. Petersburg at the age of 9.A graduate of St. Peterburg High School, he was graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan and received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Langley, who served his internship and residence at Maryland Hospital for Women, began his practice in St. Petersburg in 1930.His practice was interrupted for 4 1/2 years when he served as chief of surgery of an evacuation hospital in Europe in world War 11, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.He returned to his practice in St. Petersburg, where he specialized in surgery and gynecology. Dr. Langley had been chief of staff at St. Anthony's Hospital and chief of surgery at Mound Park Hospital (now Bayfront Medical Center). Dr. Langley was an avid gardner.He was active in many civic affairs including the St. Petersburg Lions club, which presented him with a 35-year Monarch certificate for long service in 1966. Dr. Langley was a member of Christ Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees, 1931-59. In 1952 he was elected first vice president of the Florida Medical Association, and served four years on the board of governors.He was former president of the County Medical Association, member of the Lions Club, Yacht Club, Quarterback Club, American Legion Post 14, Chamber of Commerce, and St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139 F & AM.He also had memberships in the Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Kappa Kappa Honorary Medical Society Fraternities, and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical Congress. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hall; two sons, Peter, Tallahassee, and James N., Bronson; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Rehwinkel, Bowie, Md.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Services will be private on Monday at John S. Rhodes, Inc., East Chapel.